Scottish Target Shooting can now announce that details for both the 10m air Rifle Grand Prix Series and 10m Air Pistol Grand Prix Series have been confirmed and it is now possible to book on to these events online.
The Scottish Championship is held in two stages hosted by the Joint Services Pistol Club at Colmsliehill and the Aberdeen Full Bore Rifle Club at Drums. The Colmsliehill stage includes Timed & Precision, Multi Target and the 10-20 match while at Drums we have 25 metre Precision and the 1500 match. All involving Centre Fire and Small Bore Rifles and Long Barrelled Pistol and Revolver.
Time is marching on and as the summer season draws to a close, we are finalising plans for the winter pistol and rifle events. To date, the Pistol and Gallery Rifle AMG and Smallbore AMG have been able to confirm the dates and venues for the Winter Grand Prix Series and 10m Air Championships for Rifle and Pistol. The details are as follows:
The Championships started on time, but a problem with one of the targets caused a delay and a split of the competition into two relays. Preparation and Sighting was re-started after 30 minutes and relay one continued without mishap. This was closely followed by relay two, shot alongside the GP 4 3P Rifle Match.
The 44th ISSF D Coaching Course was attended by 36 attendees in Henley (south of Carlisle!) over 3 days from 11-13 August 2017. It was the first such course to be held in the UK. The course was delivered by Paul Taylor for pistol and Donald McIntosh for rifle and covered a number of aspects of shooting including position, training and training plans, physical training for shooting, and electronic training aids. There was a good balance of presentation and groups exercises.
The Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) arrived in Scotland today, the 42nd stop on its global tour, ahead of next year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia. As hosts of the last Games in 2014, Glasgow was the first place to give the Baton a huge warm Scottish welcome, as it visited a range of youth and community projects with a strong focus on Games legacy.